Manchester BID 2023-28 Focuses

In December 2022 businesses across Manchester city centre voted in support of continuing the city’s Business Improvement District (BID) for another five-year term. The new term, alongside the announced Manchester Accommodation BID, will see an additional £6 million a year invested into the city centre.

Voting for a third term was expanded to incorporate 200 offices, growing the BID’s footprint in the city, and evolving its cross-sector membership.

This expanded proposal attracted a turnout of 42.64% with 242 votes in favour and only 3 against. 98.76% by number, 99.56% by RV.

Manchester BID has played an instrumental role in the city’s recovery post-Covid and brings city centre businesses together with key authorities including Manchester City Council, Marketing Manchester, Transport for Greater Manchester, and Greater Manchester Police – alongside many delivery, creative and media partners.

In its next term, Manchester BID will continue to support businesses through its operational and lobbying services, attract visitors, shoppers, and workers into the city centre through its annual events calendar, and continue to deliver regional, national, and international promotional campaigns.

THE PLAN FOR THE NEW TERM (APRIL 2023 – 2028)

Supporting businesses around 4 key themes:

ATTRACTING VISITORS 

Attracting shoppers, visitors, tourists, and workers into the city centre, whilst enhancing the city’s reputation as a thriving destination.

ENVIRONMENT

Improving the city centre as a welcoming, attractive, resilient, and safe place.

COMMUNITY

Maintaining a tight-knit relationship between levy payers and keeping businesses in the loop with city authorities.

ESG

Continuing to support businesses to help meet Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments.